Taylor Clarke

Born: 05/13/1993 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ARI)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 16th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/7/16
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Kane County Cougars
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Physical Description
Tall frame; room for some positive projection.
Mechanical Notes
High-3/4 arm slot, average arm speed, clean arm mechanics in the back; slight head whack; stays closed with his lower half, maintains a solid drive line to the plate, finishes with moderate effort; mechanics need tweaking but displays ability to repeat.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
Late 2017 40 50 Role 50 - #4 SP Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 60 90-92 92 Downhill plane; attacks east and west with the offering, willing to use it inside on lefties, offering can miss north and south but shows overall average command; will add some velocity with added strength and projects to sit more in the 91-to-93 mph range; command projects to plus with solid-average velocity, resulting in a plus fastball.
Downhill plane; attacks east and west with the offering, willing to use it inside on lefties, offering can miss north and south but shows overall average command; will add some velocity with added strength and projects to sit more in the 91-to-93 mph range; command projects to plus with solid-average velocity, resulting in a plus fastball.
Curveball
Curveball 50 50 Arm has feel for spin, ball has average spin; 11-to-5 with average depth, flashed an average 12-to-6 offering as well; currently throws it strike-to-ball in the lower quadrant of the zone, pitch has average command projection.
Arm has feel for spin, ball has average spin; 11-to-5 with average depth, flashed an average 12-to-6 offering as well; currently throws it strike-to-ball in the lower quadrant of the zone, pitch has average command projection.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 Flashed average drop, pitch was inconsistent; missed in the lower half of the strike zone with the offering; arm action and deception allow for average projection
Flashed average drop, pitch was inconsistent; missed in the lower half of the strike zone with the offering; arm action and deception allow for average projection
Overall Summary
Overall, Clarke shows a lot of deception as he hides the ball well and repeats the arm speed on all of his pitches. Clarke pitches tall, and generates a ton of plane. He shows the ingredients to add plus command with mechanical adjustments and will add velocity as well. Attacked both left- and right-handed hitters on the inner half and showed a feel for pitching.